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CSPAN
Jul 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
from the city of baltimore itself? >> baltimore really is right outside our gate, but during the war of 1812, it was a good mile and a half, so this was really outside the city, but it was the key. it was the linchpin. it was the main defensive work that stood between the city of baltimore and the might of the royal navy. >> our guest is vince vaise, chief of interpretation of ft. mchenry just outside of baltimore. he's with the national park service and we ask you to call in with your questions, on the war of 1812. 202-737-0001 if you're in the eastern or central time zones, 202-737-0002 for mountain and pacific. vince vaise, as a stand there on the ramparts as you call them, tell us about the battle itself. how long did it last? how did it begin, and how long did it last? >> yeah. the battle was actually critical because from the angle you're filming me behind me is south, and on two weeks before the battle, you could see a glow in the sky. that was when the british captured our capital, washington, d.c., and burned the government buildings, so people were really glum. i mean, no o
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
to fort mchenry to capture baltimore and then changed their minds. it took almost a week for them to change their minds. had they gone immediately, many baltimoreans forecast that the city -- afterwards, even in correspondence before the battle of northpoint, that baltimore would have fallen. they were unprepared. they were demoralized. what happened after washington, it galvanized americans. everybody wanted to pay back. especially those who had been in the area. so when the british descended on baltimore, three weeks later, after having been in washington, there were 15,000 defendants. they'd swarmed in from surrounding counties and eastern pennsylvania and virginia. old men, young men. it was raining hard. the eastern hills, which were heavily fortified, were slashed with sudden trenches and even though the men were wet and tired and hungry, they were itching for payback. that's what it did. it fired them up. >> we talk about the burning of washington and wonderful pictures we have seen from the national portrait gallery but the building survived, the capitol survived. the white h
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2012 10:00am EDT
. we're all so wrapped up in the celebration in baltimore, we're just about 24 miles from baltimore, but i wanted to relate a story if i might about the city of havre de grace which is in hartford county and whether or not miss eustace added any part into her book about the chesapeake bay and the admiral who came into the chesapeake bay in the upper part of the flats and stormed the city of havre de grace. british, of course, there's a wonderful story about the lighthouse keeper, commodore, john o'neal who was taken prisoner by the marines that left the admiral's flagship. they burned about 60% of havre de grace, leaving only about 40% standing. supposedly those of the elderly or the infirmed were left standing. the episcopal church in town today has pock marks in the brick where you can see the musket balls had hit. but the story of matilda, who was commodore john o'neal's daughter, rode out to the flagship and commodore or admiral cogburn was so impressed by her ability to come out and want to get her father back, because he had been taken prisoner, that the admiral actually relea
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2012 10:30am EDT
elected sheriff of new york county. then i was elected president of the board of baltimore. in fact, i ran for office 22 times. i was elected 20 times and defeated twice. i worked for the county. i've worked for the city. i have worked for the state. and you will probably remember that i tried to get a job down in washington, but something happened to me at that time. ♪ ♪ >>> all summer on sundays, american history tv presents "the contenders." this 14-week series highlights key political figures who ran for president and lost but who nevertheless changed political history. our program with al smith airs again tonight on american history tv on c-span3. next sunday, we continue our "contenders" series featuring wendell willkie who ran against fdr in 1940. watch "the contenders" each sunday at 8:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. through labor day weekend. >>> up next, at the organization of american historians meeting in milwaukee, new york university professor linda gordon discusses birth control in america. she argues that birth control in the u.s. wasn't controversial until women
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2012 4:30pm EDT
. on behalf of the people of baltimore and maryland, we are honored as a city and state to usher in this international by centennial commemoration of the war of 1812. very shortly we will sign a declaration appropriately -- a declaration of peaces, of our people's coming together as we have for the better part of our -- of more than 200-year history together with our neighbors in canada and great britain, and i especially want to thank the commanders of nine other nations whose people sent their beautiful, tal ships and crews to be a part of this commemoration, and i would like to thank each of you. we are kicking off what will be a two-year celebration, and i want to especially thank the united states navy, secretary ray mabis. we could not be more proud of our men and women of the united states navy and marine corps, and the demonstration that you have made here with your personal involvement and commitment has really been outstanding. there many moments i will remember spending time at this fort. congressman burger and john sarbanes with us, i think we share a love for this place
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
pennsylvania into free territory at that point he turned southeast to baltimore where he spent two days. from there, he headed north to philadelphia where he rested for a night, he said before moving on to new york city. the details, it seems were meant to throw off any likely pursuers. if banks had escaped as he states in the letter of the 13th of february he could not have arrived in new york two days later given the stops he had made on the way. but buck -- the person who rented him was not fooled. he suspected banks had gone directly to philadelphia. he sent advertisements announcing the escape to a local slave traders in washington county. in the hope they could cut banks off short of free territory. unfortunately for buck the slave traders were at that time in pennsylvania doing business. there are some suggestion at least among the slave holders in virginia that banks had not acted alone. edward masse suspected he had left in the company of his brother, as i said. while it is not clear that banks had worked with others there had seemed to be a number of other escapes from th
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2012 10:30pm EDT
, nettles admitted he was not who he claimed to be. he was john anderson, a 25-year-old baltimore slave who had been hired out by his owner for many years and so had lived relatively freely as so many others did in the port city. his friend nettles, a free black lent him his free papers, complicating the picture further is the fact that anderson had been brought on board by his landlord and a young woman. the implication is that the landlord was white. at a time when local observers worried about the existence of elements of the underground railroad in the city, it seems that anderson had the help of net lts, his landlord and an unnamed woman in planning his escape. it was the sort of alliance that haunted southerners. captain rogers faced two problems. one, he knew under maryland law and baltimore ordinances he could be held liable for anderson's escape. secondly he was determined to recover his $23. he concluded best way to resolve both problems was to keep anderson on board rather than put him on shore in norfolk or some other port along the coast where he would be forced to answer p
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